“A woman is like a tea bag- you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water”- Eleanor Roosevelt. With this quote, Roosevelt throws light on the strength of a woman and how she rises to the occasion gallantly when faced with a tough and challenging situation. I’m sure we’ve all had those days where we find ourselves scrambling for time. Worldwide working women are bombarded with domestic responsibilities. Every working woman will agree that there simply isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done. Even the most organized working woman can become stressed out when short on time.
Time management can be a difficult skill to master. We only have two hands and a day has only 24 hours. Time is of the essence and rightly said: a little effort and smart time-management becomes the requisite key to unlock a challenging day. The power lies to you how you manage your time.
Women today are, trying to complete too many goals and tasks which leave you feeling exhausted and unfulfilled. When it comes to the office and home, one needs to figure out how to balance. Time management for the working woman is crucial. Here are a few useful tips on time management for workaholic women.
Build a bridge between Work and Home
Prepare a proper schedule. Decide how many hours you will spend at work and stay focused on achieving your work goals for the week or day. Work with full dedication, but know when to go home and give rest to yourself. It is essential that every working woman prioritize each work every day and balance home and workplace tasks.
Prepare the night before
For all the busy mothers and women, every second in the morning is precious. In order to leave for office early, you need to pre-pack bags and purses; coordinate bathroom schedules; plan and lay out clothes; evaluate the following day’s schedule before going to bed. Pre arrange everything so that you are not caught up in the last moment decisions. This will adequately manage your time which otherwise is wasted on infinite thoughts for coming to a single conclusion.
Start your day early
When at home, leave your office works aside. Wake up early, and you will have ample time to balance your chores for the day and gives you more time to think through your thoughts. For a fresh start, an early morning walk for half an hour will gear you up for the rest of the day. It is amazing how much time you have on your hands if you wake up earlier than usual.
Involve your spouse
Time has changed, these days’ men and women both are working and therefore the duo should equally share the responsibilities of the home. Talk about this with your spouse and take out ways to manage household chores and children together.
The situation changes at times, new opportunities can knock your door untimely. You should be flexible and ready to accept any challenge at any time. You should be willing to change your schedule and prioritize it to accomplish something that is important.
Make “ME-TIME” a priority
Women always complain about their over-packed schedules and the lack of time for oneself. A significant aspect of your life is to dedicate some ‘me-time’. Make time in your schedule for your social life, meet up friends, and go out for shopping or a movie. In all this hustle, we forget to care for ourselves. Plan to groom yourself with some home facial, pedicure/manicure or a spa. When you look better, you automatically feel better about yourself and the world around you also seems fresh.